If you had told me when I was in my teens that I'd be wearing polka dots well into my 30s, I don't know if I would have believed you. Perhaps a bit ironically, I used to think polka dots were juvenile when I was a lot younger and steered clear of them.

Now it seems like I can never get enough of them. Seriously, gimme all the polka dots in the world and I'd be one happy gal.

Wearing: Topshop black & orange polka  |  Zara ribbon satin mules  |  Wicker sling bag from Jakarta  |  Lovisa ombre drop earrings

By the way, do you know how hard it is to find a good modest, long-sleeved and proper maxi polka dot dress? Take it from yo fave hijabi (I'm boldly assuming yo fave is me, yes): it is HARD.

I thought I was seeing things when my eyes laid on this black dress with orange polka dots. The cute polka dot dresses I see are always either 3/4-sleeved or midi-length or both (and why do I always discover this when I'm in the fitting room and not when the dress is hanging on the rack? smh).

So in my modesty book, trust me, this dress is a real gem. I love the pleated front, the bold orange dots, and even the open back that tied at the top, that would obviously require me wearing an underlayer of some sort. An extra layer in this hot and humid weather isn't ideal but for this gem: worth it.
(Sadly I do not have a shot of the back of the dress but rest assured, my back is fully covered.)

Pairing the dress with the ombre drop earrings I've been wanting to re-wear since the first time I put it on in Jakarta, plus my beloved faux-diamond ring from Seoul which cost like RM 12 but looked like the real deal — at least when I first bought it.

Check out my previous polka dot-accented ensembles by clicking on each image to go to its original post: